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UP tops list of states with most faculty vacancies in centrally-run institutes

Haryana has the most number of vacant teaching and non-teaching positions in its state universities, according to data provided by MoS for Education Subhas Sarkar.

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New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of faculty vacancies in its centrally-run education institutes, Union Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar said Wednesday.

Sarkar was responding to a query in the Rajya Sabha by Haryana MP Deepender Singh Hooda who sought answers on the number of vacant teaching and non-teaching positions in central government-run institutes across the country.

A total of 2,620 teaching positions are vacant across 10 centrally-owned education institutes in the UP. The number of non-teaching staff positions lying vacant in the state is 6,208, which is the highest in the country.

Some of the central-owned institutes in UP are IIT-Kanpur, Benaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT(BHU)-Varanasi and IIM-Lucknow.

Benaras Hindu University has 532 teaching and 3,441 non-teaching positions lying vacant, whereas the University of Allahabad has 622 teaching and 665 vacant non-teaching positions.

UP is closely followed by Delhi, with eight of its centrally-run institutes having 1,599 teaching and 4,060 non-teaching positions lying vacant. Delhi University has the most number of vacancies, with 900 teaching and 2,359 non-teaching positions vacant.

West Bengal, meanwhile, has 1,249 teaching and 2,256 non teaching positions vacant. In West Bengal, IIT-Kharagpur has 798 teaching and 592 non-teaching positions vacant.

Sarkar, in his response, also said, “Occurring of vacancies and filling thereof is a continuous process. The vacancies arise due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength.”

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State universities

All centrally-run universities are managed under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education.

As for state universities, Haryana has the most number of vacant positions — 4,520 teaching and 7,396 non-teaching vacancies. It is closely followed by Uttar Pradesh with 3,511 teaching positions and 1,355 non-teaching positions lying vacant.

Some of the other states that are grappling with the shortage of teachers are West Bengal (2,302), Telangana (2,004) and Bihar (1,922).

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